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Former All-Star Canseco files for bankruptcy

Former All-Star Canseco files for bankruptcy

Retired big league slugger Jose Canseco has filed for bankruptcy protection in Nevada, as first reported by the Las Vegas Sun.

Canseco, whose Major League career spanned from 1985-2001 and featured two World Series titles, is seeking asset liquidation in Chapter 7 documents filed Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Las Vegas.

Canseco spent the prime of his career in Oakland, where he won the 1986 AL Rookie of the Year Award and the 1998 MVP Award. However, he later admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career.

A six-time All-Star, the 48-year-old hit 462 career homers over parts of 17 Major League seasons with seven different clubs.

His last big league action came with the White Sox in 2001, when he hit .258 with 16 home runs in 76 games.

Paul Casella is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @paul_casella.